A new term has recently emerged across the Internet – “doppelgänger”. For those of you who have never heard of it, to have a doppelgänger is to have somebody in the world who looks exactly like you, almost as if he or she were your identical twin. But, this word is applied to those who are identical to each other but have no kinship or genetic similarity whatsoever. It’s creepy, right? We know. What’s even weirder is that we found pictures of 28 celebrities and their doppelgängers… not from now, but from hundreds of years ago. Check them out for yourselves and we guarantee that you’ll be pretty freaked out. We’ll let you make up your own minds about whether or not it’s pure coincidence. Spooky stuff!
#1 Ellen Degeneres (TV personality) and Henry David Thoreau (writer in the 19th Century)
#2 John Travolta (actor) and an unknown man from the 19th Century